Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:09 PM
With this new arrival, I took all my Legos out of storage and built up all the pirate sets I have.
Following are photos of these sets:
I have most of the early sets up until the Islanders came out. I pretty much stopped collecting pirates after the Islanders. But I did recently add Kraken attackin for the octopus (or giant squid) and the new Imperial Flagship. In the photos a lot of the little boats, sharks, and alligators got moved around from their original sets. But every set has all the parts. Amazing after all these years.
One thing I've done to all of the ships is name them with dry transfer lettering I found at Staples many years ago. It looks like this on my Skull's Eye Schooner (named as Hispaniola):
Some of the letters have rubbed off a bit over the years, and I wish I lined things up a bit better. But not bad for a 10 year old I guess back then. Maybe I'll reletter the fleet if I have enough lettering.
Here is a list of the names:
Black Seas Barracuda named as "Bounty"
Caribbean Clipper named as "Intrepid"
Imperial Flagship (1992 version) named as "Britannia"
Skull's Eye Schooner named as "Hispaniola"
I think I'll name the new Imperial Flagship as "Victory", but I haven't fully decided yet. Any thoughts on a name?
The lettering, if anyone is interested, is by a company called Visu-Com. The font is old english. I doubt they are around any more as it's tough finding dry transfers nowadays. Lettering looks like this:
Hope you enjoy the photos
Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:08 PM
Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:05 PM
I wished I had that many of them when I was young; most of them I got long after the original pirate line was stopped.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:07 PM
You have to be proud on this whole lot! Excellent.
Avalonia Trading Company
Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:30 AM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:03 AM
you need aquire from the Imperial Armada , (then, change from Hispaniola to "La Española")
the name of your new ship shoul be... VENGANCE , Britannia and Intrepid have suffered too much!!!
Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:01 PM
I like the castaway minfig in the Loot Island set, so I think I'll get that new set. And I've always liked Skull Island, so maybe I'll look for one of those on eBay.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:41 PM
OVERPRICED I MEAN AWESOME!!!
Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:45 PM
You should get the loot island set, i bought it for the castaway minifig aswell.. it is very pleasing. you should also comsider soldiers fort.
My only classic set(i dont have it yet, i ordered it yetsterday) is Forbidden Island. Maybe i will get more someday. I have all the "new" sets besides shipwreck hideout(the next set i hope to get), BBB... i also dont have the 2010 Imperial Flaghip...
Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:08 PM
Me either I Dont know why but i didnt saw it in ANY shops when i was looking on it, its a shame at i didnt get that super cool set but hey, you cant get always that what you want. If i could choose now at would i et BB or new IFS i would say IFS for sure. But im off topic now, What a beatiful fleet you have there Naming of those ships is a good choise, but are you gonna give the name of that new IFS too? Didnt saw it on the list so just asking If so, try to give him an imaginative name, like Redcoat II or something
Anyway, good looking armada indeed.
Thank you Jebediahs
Currently playing as: Captain Charles J. Becker, Oleon in BOBS
Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:00 PM
Once I have the money and space necessary I will most definetly get a few of those....
Congratulations on that collection!
"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire
Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:11 PM
Just like Bonaparte most of my sets came afterwards, although I did have the complete first Bluecoat/Pirate line sets and most of the second Redcoat/Pirates line sets. Not much Islanders though, but I bought a lot of them afterwards over Bricklink.
Thanks for showing!
Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:19 PM
I really like the Imperial Trading Post. The merchant ship it comes with is the best. The pirates need something to pillage.
I was thinking about naming it Victory, but I like Vengeance as suggested by Brig. Brick
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:10 PM
OVERPRICED I MEAN AWESOME!!!
Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:29 PM
Edited by Alblego, 10 September 2010 - 05:33 PM.
Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:44 PM
Don't worry. They spend most of the time in bags in a large storage box with my other Legos. And I opened the blinds to help with taking photos. Otherwise they stay out of the sun.
Unfortunately some of my older castle pieces (old gray) have yellowed considerably. Likely from when I used to take them outside to play with.
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